The Jared White Show

The Jared White Show
A weekly podcast where we gather to celebrate the best of internet culture, advocate for an open web, revel in geek fandom, and discover what it means to be a creator of integrity in 2020 and beyond. Hosted by Jared White.

54: Whatever The Hell This Is
Apr 27 • 50 min
Greetings, fellow citizens of the internet refuge from the global pandemic! How are you surviving Crisis? I am, to echo the words of Morpheus, STILL HERE! In this episode I bring you up to speed on what I’ve been up to…some fun things, some rewarding…
53: iPadOS 13.4, Photoshop for iPad, Remote Work, and Staying Home
Mar 24 • 38 min
What a strange and frightening time to be alive! But I’m here and I’m back to try to lighten the mood a bit with talk of the brand-new cursor and trackpad support for iPad in iPadOS 13.4, as well as speculation on how the sudden transition to remote work…
52: A Conversation with Nathan Kontny on Becoming a YouTuber, Privacy in Tech, Startup Culture, and Being a Dad
Mar 3 • 44 min
Kicking off our Creator Series, Nathan joins Jared to talk about his journey from software developer to YouTube content creator, the challenges and rewards of presenting your authentic self, ups and downs in entrepreneurship, what’s the deal with privacy…
51: The State of Social Media in 2020
Feb 26 • 35 min
I haven’t talked much about the general state of social media on the show in a while, so it’s high time we revisit this topic! Here are my latest thoughts on all the top contenders large and small—what they’re getting right, or wrong, and what is coming…
50: The Juggling Podcaster
Feb 5 • 21 min
A very special day here at The Jared White Show…we’ve arrived at the 50th episode! So let us take some time out of our normal schedule to celebrate the journey so far and what will propel us towards the next 100th episode milestone.
49: OK Gruber
Jan 28 • 37 min
John Gruber’s feeling grumpy on the 10th anniversary of the iPad, but we’re here to revel in geek iPad fandom and—despite any lingering limitations—reflect on the importance and success of the iPad product category and muse on where the iPadOS software…
48: There’s a Write Way to Do Things
Jan 24 • 29 min
This week’s special topic is all about…writing tools! Which apps I use to write and for organizing research, the environment and context in which I write, and what I like to do for inspiration to become a better writer. If you’re looking to shake things…
47: Buff Mage and the Reply Controls
Jan 14 • 45 min
In today’s episode, Jared dives into the swirl of consternation over what Twitter’s new reply controls might mean for the platform, product anniversaries of note in Apple history, all the wacky new cyberpunk and brutalist designs of phones, pianos,…
46: The Dawn of a Decade and a Fresh New Format
Jan 7 • 59 min
Hello and welcome to 2020! We’re kickin’ into high gear on The Jared White show this year with a fresh new format where I answer listener questions each week, as well as a bonus episode exclusively for Patreon members. I go into all these changes on…
45: Twitter is Like a Decentralized Twitter
Dec 12, 2019 • 21 min
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey dropped a bombshell announcement yesterday about the decentralized, open-protocol-based future of Twitter, and The Jared White Show is here to talk about what it means for the “fediverse” (the existing federated social networking…
44: BONUS TECH TALK: iPad Pro Photo/Video Workflow & Cloud Storage
Dec 3, 2019 • 30 min
Welcome to this very special BONUS episode of The Jared White Show where we talk about the most exciting topic in all of computing: file storage! But seriously, this episode is a deep dive into my very specific photography and videography workflows, and…
43: Our Long Apple Laptop Keyboard Nightmare is Over
Nov 19, 2019 • 27 min
The collective Apple pro laptop userbase can finally breath a huge sigh of relief, as the brand-new MacBook Pro 16” with Magic Keyboard is HERE!!! (Now when’s that keyboard coming to the rest of the lineup??!!) Also in the episode: Disney+ has landed…
42: Facebook 2020
Oct 23, 2019 • 33 min
Hindsight is 2020, but that won’t stop us from talking about what kind of company and what kind of social network Facebook will be as we head into 2020 and the height of the U.S. political season. Will regulation force Facebook, Twitter, and other massive…
41: Mental Health and the Creative Freelancer
Oct 8, 2019 • 37 min
A few years ago I realized I was suffering from acute depression. It was affecting my work and my quality of life. Today, I am doing much better, but I must remain vigilant not to slide back into old patterns and negative mindsets. As a creative…
40: No Trypophobia Here, Thankfully
Sep 11, 2019 • 31 min
Not even trypophobia could keep me from discussing what’s new with iPhone 11, Watch Series 5, and the rest of Apple’s September extravaganza. Also my thoughts on the landmark California ruling which reclassifies Uber drivers (and other “gig economy”…
39: Fundamental Right to Web Privacy + Canon 90D Camera
Aug 28, 2019 • 20 min
What rights do we as visitors of websites have when it comes to privacy? What measure of control should we be able to exert over the executing of website code served to our browsers? Are some tracking scripts benign or are all suspect? I do a deep dive…
38: iPad Roadtrippin’ + Tumblr Has Gone Automattic
Aug 20, 2019 • 18 min
Jared has returned from his summer excursion into the wilderness of Central Oregon, and he’s ready to talk Tumblr. Automattic, the folks behind, have purchased the long-suffering Web 2.0 stalwart and promise to usher in a new microblogging…
37: Get SMART
Aug 1, 2019 • 34 min
The latest Q3 2019 earnings results are in from Apple, and—depending on who you talk to—they’re either surprisingly stellar or dreadfully terrible. Welcome to the world of news media spin. Also, a new ruling from the EU makes website operators responsible…
36: Subverting Notions of the Afterlife
Jul 18, 2019 • 22 min
Jared’s feeling under the weather, but The Show Must Go On! In this episode, he talks about Apple funding exclusive podcast content, the demise of Google’s secret Chinese search engine, whether iPadOS’s “desktop class” Safari ushers in a new app-less era,…
35: There Goes Jony
Jul 11, 2019 • 34 min
It’s the end of an era as famed head of industrial design at Apple, Jony Ive, is leaving the company. In this episode I break down two Apple products I believe embody Jony’s formidable design leadership and which truly set the stage for both Apple’s…
34: Bone Chilling Country Music Moment
Jun 13, 2019 • 15 min
Well this is something I’ve never done before! My video show Essential Life with Jared and my podcast The Jared White Show have joined forces today to bring you a special video edition of the podcast!
33: Rub a Dub Dub
Jun 5, 2019 • 46 min
It’s that time of year again, when the wizards of Cupertino descend upon San Jose, CA with their magic potions, and spellbind us all with their latest and greatest. Of personal interest is the laser-focused and very welcome attention Apple paid to the…
32: Juggling is Magic
May 23, 2019 • 32 min
It’s the 1-year anniversary of The Jared White Show! We’ll be celebrating today by a look back at Steve Jobs’ fascinating perspective on the future of the open web and the dangers of proprietary runtimes like Java and Flash, how old tech can be repurposed…
31: The Rise of Slab-Serif
May 9, 2019 • 31 min
Spring fashion is all around us, and this podcast is no exception! The Jared White Show and have a fresh, funky new design for spring, and it all started…because of an Apple Watch band. Also a throwback to the internet of 1996, depressed…
30: Putin’ on the Censorship
May 2, 2019 • 27 min
Ol’ Vladimir is up to his tricks again over in Mother Russia, but that won’t stop us from talking about the open web and geek culture—from Avengers: Endgame to Veronica Mars to the website typography choices of candidates running for President of these…
29: What Instagram Gets Right
Apr 25, 2019 • 31 min
A deep dive into the greatest aspects of Instagram and what alternative services will need to build in order to provide compelling experiences. Also: is 2019 going to be The Year of the iPad Pro? Will iOS 13 push the envelope of what’s possible in iPad…
28: Black Hole+
Apr 17, 2019 • 34 min
There’s been a ton of news in the world of media & entertainment, and Jared is here to dive right in. Also: trolls, awesome people, a book on Cook, working in Portland, and a whole lot more.
27: The Year of the Personal Cloud
Mar 22, 2019 • 39 min
In this episode, Jared gives a detailed rundown of all of the big commercial internet services he’s replaced with open source, self-hosted software that he controls himself. Why would anyone want to do this? Three words: privacy, security, and network…
26: Ubuntu Ate My iMac
Mar 7, 2019 • 66 min
The first 1 hour long episode of The Jared White Show ever! From computer meltdowns to Dongletown, from dreaming of WWDC 2019 goodies to pontificating on the coming iOS app invasion for the Mac, this is one Apple extravaganza you won’t want to miss. Oh so…
25: From Paris with Love
Feb 28, 2019 • 23 min
In today’s episode, Jared gives his spoiler-free review of Alita: Battle Angel, both the pros and the cons (but mostly pros!). Plus the challenges of living in San Francisco and why Kevin moved to Paris, Emma Thompson takes down The Man (Mr. Lasseter),…
24: Five Predictions for Social Media in 2019
Feb 21, 2019 • 19 min
At long last it’s here: Jared’s bold predictions of what will move and shake the world of social media in 2019. Will the fediverse last? Will Facebook implode? Will our brains all get uploaded to the Matrix? (Just kidding, there’s nothing in here about…
23: Zuckerberg Learns About the Internet
Feb 14, 2019 • 15 min
Jared was sick…but at long last he’s been told he’ll make a full recovery, so enjoy this latest episode of the show: recorded, edited, produced, and published exclusively on iPad Pro! Yes, Jared has a brand-new tablet with Ferrite installed, which means…
22: A Tale of Two Millennials
Jan 28, 2019 • 36 min
Everyone’s talking about the Fyre festival documentary, so of course Jared does too…along with NSA dragnet busting Edward Snowden. What does one have to do with the other? Listen to the show and find out! Also: HAPPY 9th BIRTHDAY iPAD! Plus what normal…
21: It Was the Bee’s Knees
Jan 10, 2019 • 31 min
What an action-packed show to kick off 2019! In this episode, Jared talks about the launch of his new Patreon subscription package, the positive response he got from friends and loved ones about his private family photo gallery powered by SmugMug, the…
20: New Year’s Gym Habits
Dec 20, 2018 • 23 min
LAST EPISODE OF 2018! Herein our intrepid host pontificates on the virtues of forming habits (not resolutions) in the coming year, and talks about the latest otherworldly developments on the web—including deepfakes, Doctor Strange 2, Facebook security…
19: Wild Wild Google
Nov 29, 2018 • 21 min
In this week’s post-Thanksgiving extravaganza, host Jared presents a video of great planetary significance, dribbles a ball over to the fine purveyors of podcast player Castro, drops a Chinese dragonfly on Google, and talks YET AGAIN about weird religion!
18: Animations of Cats
Nov 15, 2018 • 22 min
Jared talks about his latest journey into the world of microblogging, the problems of live news analysis and skewed U.S. election coverage, the wild cultish world of Wild Wild Country, social media’s effect on depression, and more.
17: Sick with Nazis
Oct 25, 2018 • 21 min
Jared was sick last week and so he did what comes naturally: binge watch Nazis. Yes, and not just Nazis but Japanese imperialists as well as the rebels who fight them to bring freedom to America in The Man in the High Castle—a “what if” scenario presented…
16: A Window into the Digital World
Oct 11, 2018 • 24 min
In today’s episode, Jared dives right into the latest Apple iPad Pro rumors, muses on the applicability of Universal Basic Income, throws shade on Google’s Pixel 3 XL and Pixel Slate, and shares a couple of projects he’s been working on. Just another fine…
15: It’s Essential That You Listen to This
Sep 26, 2018 • 12 min
In today’s episode, Jared talks about essentialism and why he’s starting (er, rebooting, technically speaking) a new YouTube channel all about it—as well as travel vlogs in and around the Portland, Oregon area.
14: Boy Meets Girl, Girl Meets Crouching Tiger
Sep 11, 2018 • 32 min
In this episode of the show, Jared lounges by the pool and stays out of the rain to dive right into such heady topics as the new Nike ad featuring Colin Kaepernick, racist reviews of Crazy Rich Asians, the mobbing of Wil Wheaton, the release of Mastodon…
13: Mastodon’s Moment
Aug 28, 2018 • 29 min
Never fear, Professor Jared is here! You will learn all about Mastodon, the hot new social networking platform that is exploding in popularity and giving Twitter a run for its money. What makes Mastodon so exciting is it’s not a single commercial service…
12: Fast and Snappy
Aug 21, 2018 • 17 min
In today’s episode, Jared is excited to announce Posture: a Better Way to Engage the News—a software product he’s been developing since the beginning of the year. It’s currently in beta testing, and you can sign up now to try it out for free! Also: how to…
11: Make It So, Number One
Aug 15, 2018 • 31 min
In this episode, Jared talks about his first experience using Apple laptops in the early days of Mac OS X, and what Apple needs to do now to simplify its consumer laptop product line and offer a “Mac for the masses” just like the original iBook. Also,…
10: I Hope I’m Pronouncing This Right
Aug 7, 2018 • 29 min
The first annual summer book giveaway is here! Enter to win your choice of So Good They Can’t Ignore You or Deep Work, both by Cal Newport. Details in the show (just a minute or so in). Also in this episode, Apple iBooks is changing to just Apple Books in…
9: Same Ol’ Ethan
Jul 31, 2018 • 21 min
Nothing is too *impossible* here on The Jared White Show as we tirelessly embark on the *mission* of recording new episodes every week! That’s right—on today’s show, Jared reviews the blockbuster hit *Mission: Impossible - Fallout* and comments on the…
8: Life’s White Space
Jul 24, 2018 • 19 min
Jared’s ready to do nothing, and we have to wait for the leaf blower to stop! Also, remembering the life of comic book movie pundit Jon Schnepp (may he rest in peace), a look at historical studio gear that came to define modern music, WebVR, and a whole…
7: A Rather Odd Character Named Anonymous
Jul 17, 2018 • 31 min
In this episode, Jared explains why the show almost never happened in the first place and why excuses are the enemy of action. Plus a hands-on overview of the new MacBook Pros from Apple with improved butterfly mechanism keyboards, how news curation on…
6: The Year Was 1994
Jul 9, 2018 • 25 min
The year was 1994. Dial-up modems ruled. Netscape Navigator had not even been released yet. The only browser anyone had heard of was called Mosaic. Trumpet Winsock was how people got online with Windows 3.1. 1994: the year Jared White first logged on to…
5: Nostalgia Café
Jul 2, 2018 • 29 min
Somehow on today’s show we end up waxing nostalgic about the Sci-Fi of youth: namely, Babylon 5 and Star Trek: The Next Generation. But don’t worry, there’s also plenty to look forward to, such as throwing off the shackles of our corporate web overlords…
4: Always in Haste, Never in a Hurry
Jun 18, 2018 • 30 min
A man of rituals (but not the kind that involve funny hats and long robes), Jared in this episode talks about identifying and honoring daily routines that make us happy, how to create digital experiences that are ethical and respect users, minimalism,…
3: WWDC What Apple Did
Jun 5, 2018 • 50 min
In this episode, it’s all Apple all the time! Its big annual developer conference, WWDC 2018, just kicked off and we get to talk about all the goodies and exciting announcements from Apple and third party app creators around the world. Join me as we dive…
2: Well We Made It This Far
May 28, 2018 • 27 min
In this episode, Jared questions the morality of working in tech, Alexa proves too helpful, Wikipedia puts on a new suit, Patagonia wows with web campaign to save Europe’s wild waterways, and much more.
1: The Moment I Fell Into the Fissure
May 21, 2018 • 41 min
The inaugural episode of The Jared White Show is here! We talk about the history of the web, Myst’s 25th anniversary, the growth of podcasting, and so much more.